David Birnbaum

Liberal MNA David Birnbaum Pledges to Keep Representing Jewish Community

Sept. 28, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen B’nai Brith Canada The following is the last of four profiles on Jewish candidates running in the Quebec provincial election. We’ve also run profiles on Laura Azéroual,  Yaniv Loran  and Mélodie Cohn. MONTREAL – In the days leading up to the Oct. 1 Quebec election, incumbent D’Arcy …

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B’nai Brith Canada Leader Receives Posthumous Award for Community Service

June 20, 2018 By Daniel Koren Media Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – Representatives from B’nai Brith Canada, elected officials, and Montrealers of all stripes assembled for the 4th Annual D’Arcy McGee National Assembly Citizenship Medal ceremony Tuesday to posthumously honour former B’nai Brith Canada National President and community leader Gerry Weinstein z”l. Weinstein, who died peacefully …

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Canada, Israel Sign Historic Modernized Free Trade Agreement

May 29, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen B’nai Brith Canada The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. MONTREAL – Federal Minister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne and Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen signed a historic modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement …

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Quebec’s Lone Jewish MNA David Birnbaum Nominated to Seek Another Mandate

The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. April 18, 2018 MONTREAL – David Birnbaum was 58 years old in the Spring of 2014 when Philippe Couillard asked him to be the Liberal candidate for the National Assembly in the riding of D’Arcy McGee, which includes the …

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Montreal Continues Powerful Yom HaShoah Ceremony Inspired by B’nai Brith

he opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. April 13, 2018 MONTREAL – It was at least two decades ago that the B’nai Brith office in Quebec initiated an annual event on the steps of Montreal City Hall to commemorate Yom HaShoah. It was well-organized and appreciated, …

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B’nai Brith Canada Supports Right to Wear Kippah in National Assembly

April 13, 2018 By Aidan Fishman National Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is standing in solidarity with a Jewish member of the Quebec National Assembly after his use of a religious head-covering in the legislative chamber was criticized by the Leader of the Opposition. On Wednesday, …

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Analysis: With Quebec Elections Approaching, Jewish Community Braces for Big Year in 2018

Quebec Confidential The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. Dec. 15, 2017 MONTREAL – As the 2017 calendar year draws to a close, Quebecers must brace themselves for a busy political year ahead. A provincial election is scheduled for Oct. 1 and it is unclear what …

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Montreal Street Named for Nazi Sympathizer to be Renamed After Jewish Nobel Laureate

The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. August 14, 2017 MONTREAL – Residents of Montreal’s Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles borough are celebrating the city’s recent decision to eliminate the name of suspected Nazi sympathizer Alexis Carrel from the Montreal map. Carrel, who won the 1912 Nobel Prize in Physiology or …

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Controversial Quebec Health Minister Hears from Jewish Community Reps

Quebec Confidential July 24, 2017 MONTREAL- Nobody can argue against the statement that David Birnbaum has done excellent work in making improvements for the Jewish community in Montreal as the de facto Quebec Minister responsible. This is a title I awarded his predecessor, Lawrence Bergman, when he served as the Liberal Member of the National Assembly for D’Arcy McGee. Birnbaum …

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